We’re as likely to hear an argument about whether something is too woke as a discussion about how we make the world more fair. Thankfully, Genelle Aldred here turns her attention to the nuts and bolts of social justice.
With an expert eye and an unflinchingly logical perspective, she examines the causes of the culture wars and points out the pitfalls that can waylay the most well-intentioned people.
Aldred suggests ways for everyone to have more productive conversations about bias, privilege and systemic inequality.
She also examines effective allyship, how to avoid virtue signalling, and explains why the word “privilege” stops so many conversations in their tracks.
This clear and fair-minded guide to navigating the culture wars should be required reading for anyone trying to understand how to make their workplace, community or country a better place.
Communicate For Change by Genelle Aldred, SPCK, £12.99